The Pottstown School District Board of Education recognizes the need for members of the public to provide comments and opinions to the members of the Board of Education regarding agenda items for designated meetings and on education in general.
Speakers are asked to come to the podium, stating their name and address. Speakers are limited to three minutes each. The Board requests that, when possible, all individuals supporting a like position on a topic select a speaker to present their common views to avoid repetition. If that is not possible, all are welcome to speak. Speakers are limited to taxpayers, residents, or employees of this school district. It is asked that speakers observe proper decorum, without personal attacks towards a specific individual or individuals. It is not the custom for the Board to enter into a dialogue at these meetings about concerns. However, the Board does listen with care to issues raised. Speakers may receive responses by the administration or Board President
All public commenters sign in ahead of time, whether by signing up on zoom or signing in on the comment sheet at an in-person meeting. When we announce that we are at the time for public comment you can come to the podium if we are in person, or you can raise your hand if we are on zoom, and we will unmute you. The Board President or Committee chair will then ask you to state your name (and home address), remind you that you have 3 minutes, and let you know that this is a time to share your thoughts or concerns and for the board to listen and take in feedback. When your three minutes is up, the President or Chair will let you know. After your comment you will be moved (back into the waiting room.)
HOW TO SUBMIT PUBLIC COMMENT:
There are two ways to make a public comment during a PSD Board or Committee Meeting:
- VIRTUAL/REMOTE: Deliver public comment live virtually at a PSD Board or Committee Meeting via Zoom
- WRITTEN: If unable to attend the meeting to deliver a public comment, send in the comment via Google form prior to the PSD Board or Committee Meeting